Triathlon Marshals Wanted! Ultimate – Alderford Lake – Sunday 6th June 2021

5 Jun 2021

We are fast approaching Triathlon season so our quest to recruit Marshals begins!
Each volunteer will receive £35 donation for their group.
Our first race of the season is the Ultimate Triathlon on Sunday 6th June at Alderford Lake, Whitchurch. We require 26 marshals for the bike course and a further 22 for the main field and lake area. These numbers are split equally between morning and afternoon.
Requirements – Bike Course

AM & PM – 11 Marshall locations

7 individual and 3 pairs

Bike course will require a minimum of 10 over 18-year-olds but …

Explorers – No Meeting 22nd April 2021

21 Apr 2021

There will be no Unit meeting this week (22nd April) as the leaders need to meet again to finalise our plans for the term. Explorers will therefore resume next Thursday, 29th April 2021.
Once finalised we’ll share the term’s programme plan with all members and parents, and the joining details for the session on the 29th will be with you in the next few days too.

Shipton ESU & Hill House – Christmas 2020 Virtual Poem

10 Dec 2020

We are proud to present our virtual poem ‘A Visit from St Nicholas’ by Clement Clarke Moore.
As Scouts, we are always looking for ways for our members to engage with and give back to their community. With Covid-19 having had such a huge impact on life for the residents and staff of Hill House, we wanted to do something to connect each other, albeit online, to share some Christmas cheer. This poem has been created in close partnership with the staff and residents of Leonard Cheshire’s Hill House residence in …

Lockdown Project 1 – Global Issues Badge

5 Nov 2020

Breakfast Burrito Ingredients

10 Oct 2020

Breakfast Burritos
For the salsa:
❖ 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
❖ 1 diced and de seeded tomato
❖ 1 small shallot, diced
❖ 1 clove garlic, diced
❖ 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
❖ 1 lime juice
❖ 1/2 teaspoon salt
❖ 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
For the burrito:
❖ 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
❖ 1/4 teaspoon salt
❖ 1/2 lb spicy sausage (such as chorizo, Italian, or anything you like), removed from casings (about 3 to 4 sausages)
❖ 300g of grated cheese (generous, can do 150g)
❖ 4 burrito-size flour tortillas
❖ Vegetable oil
❖ 4 eggs

EuroJam Movie Morning – 8th December 2019

1 Dec 2019

5 Explorers from Shipton ESU are among a contingent from South West Cheshire travelling to Gdansk in Poland to take part in EuroJam 2020. EuroJam is expected to be attended by over 16,000 Scouts from 65 different countries.
As part of their attendance, they have to raise a significant amount of money to help cover the costs of the trip. All proceeds raised at the Movie Morning will go towards their fundraising.
You can just turn up on the day, but anyone wishing to pre-book tickets should email ShiptonESU@swcscouts.org.uk

Monopoly Live 2019 Winners!

23 Sep 2019

This weekend some of our members took part in the Monopoly Live event in Crewe. This brilliant event for Scouts and Explorers is organised by South West Cheshire Scouts and Crewe & Nantwich Lions, and has taken place every two years since 2011. Some of our members attended as part of the District’s Eurojam 2020 contingent, or with the groups where they help as Young Leaders.
We also had two teams representing the Unit in the competition. The Dancing Queens (Erin, Carys, Eleanor, Donna and Sam) were placed 6th, and the …

Unit Camp – 13th to 15th September 2019

16 Sep 2019

Members of the unit attended our Unit Camp held at Forest Camp in Sandiway over the weekend of 13th to 15th September 2019. The idea of the weekend was to hold a 1980s-themed Movie Making Camp. We made 4 short films in the style of a 1980s horror, inspired by “Gremlins”! We had an 80s party, drank mocktails (made by our own Explorer Scout barman, Alex) & played some hilarious games.
The films can be found below for your enjoyment!
David Attenborough Gone Wrong: a film by Sam, Gareth, Alex and Lennon

I …

ExSite Training Camp Photos

8 Feb 2019

A slideshow of photos from the ExSite Training Camp on the weekend of 1st-3rd February 2019 is now available via the Members Area of the website. To register or log in, click here.

New Website

6 Nov 2018

Welcome to Shipton ESU’s new website!
If you are a member of the unit, please Register for an account so that you can access the Members Area. This area contains additional content relating to our programme and activities, and a page where you can download any letters, permission forms etc. that we have produced.
If you are not yet a member but would like to know more about our Unit and our activities, please Contact Us